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Teri Lanza

Teri Lanza
Editorial Director


It's Time to Know What You Don't Know ... Preventing Legal Ills in 2012

Getting answers to critical self-storage questions isn't always easy, but it's certainly simpler when you know the right things to ask. Do you? Take legal issues, for example ... Perhaps the next quandary you face in your self-storage operation will be one you don't have the knowledge to anticipate. It's a common business conundrum: You often don't know what you don't know.
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Extra! Extra! Read All About Storage? Debating Newspaper Advertising Value on Self-Storage Talk

It's no secret the explosion of the Internet has changed media forever. For a place like Self-Storage Talk, the largest online community in the industry and the official forum of Inside Self-Storage, that's a good thing. But for newspapers, generally speaking it's been a bad thing. Print newspaper readership continues to decline, and that leads potential local advertisers, such as self-storage facilities, to question if they should invest marketing dollars in newspapers.
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Self-Storage Talk Reaches 4,500 Members; Goal Date for 5,000 Set

Good news to start the week: Self-Storage Talk, the largest online forum in the industry and the official online forum of Inside Self-Storage, has eclipsed 4,500 registered members.* That means since the forum's January 2008 roll-out, approximately 46 months ago, the forum has added about 98 new members per month. It's an exciting achievement, but it's only the beginning.
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Self-Storage Operators Get Into the Spirit of Halloween

Halloween should be a magical time of festivity and interaction with the community. For self-storage operators, it's a happy opportunity to market their business and create positive publicity, not to mention have a wee bit of fun. See what some facilities are doing to celebrate and get ideas for your own spooktacular effort.
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Self-Storage Talk Members Discuss Slain Seattle Manager, Facility Safety

Tragic news in the self-storage world this week has sparked passionate discussion on Self-Storage Talk, the industry's largest online community and official forum. An 84-year-old self-storage manager in the Seattle area died this week after he was stabbed, and SST community members are talking about it in the thread "Manager Killed During Robbery." ...
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Self-Storage Operating in the PINK

All business owners understand what it means to operate in either the red or the black, but this month some self-storage operators are learning what it means to operate in the pink by participating in community efforts surrounding National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Learn what fellow storage professionals are doing to help and how you, too, can get involved.
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Troubleshooting Common Self-Storage Talk Problems

Set up in front of a computer on the exhibit hall floor, I was able to get several people re-engaged in SST. But in case I missed you in Tacoma and you're having one of the common forum-related problems, I thought I'd address some of the frequently stated problems.
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